Torrey Pines High School Wins 18th Annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition

Nearly 750 Students Participated in Annual Program

Feb 28, 2024
Torrey Pines High School - 2024 Mock Trial Winners

Torrey Pines High School’s Mock Trial team topped 37 other San Diego County high school teams to win the annual legal competition. The San Diego County Mock Trial program provides high school students with the opportunity to experience the legal field in courtrooms rather than classrooms. The student teams take on the roles of lawyers and witnesses facing off on a hypothetical case in front of actual state and federal judges.

Torrey Pines High School will now represent San Diego County in the statewide Mock Trial competition in Los Angeles next month. 

The annual event is hosted at the San Diego Superior Court’s Central Courthouse and is organized by the Mock Trial Committee which includes representatives from the San Diego Superior Court, the San Diego County Bar Association, U.S. District Court Southern District of California, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego City Attorney’s Office, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, Federal Defenders, Inc., U.S. Attorney’s Office, and San Diego Paralegal Association. Each year’s trial topic and contents are outlined by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. 

Hundreds of attorneys and judges were called on to support the competition. A total of 239 San Diego County attorneys served as scorers for the competition and another 110 attorneys volunteered their time to be coaches for the competing teams. Sixty-four judges presided over trials throughout the competition, including Hon. Julia C. Kelety, Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, who presided over the championship round trial. An additional 79 individuals volunteered their time to serve as courtroom monitors.

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